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Pending Home Sales in November increased slightly by 0.2%, as contracts in the South and West rose offsetting declines in the Northeast and Midwest, reported the National Association of Realtors (NAR) yesterday. A spokesman for the NAR said that recent price gains coupled with higher home loan ra...
As a homeowner, you will want to take the necessary steps in preventing a potential house fire. Fires can cause a great deal of damage not only to your property, but also to the many memories that you have made with your family in your home. In addition, fires can be extremely dangerous for those...
The economy sure has thrown us all for a loop this year, but did you know how many consumers have been taken on a wild ride by those who claim to be financial gurus and credit repair specialists? Far too many have gotten caught in this tangled web, and as your trusted advisor, I am committed to m...
  This may seem like a BFO (blinding flash of the obvious) but did you know that the way you manage your debt has a tremendous impact on your credit scores? What may come as a surprise is that there are some very common mistakes consumers make that can cost their credit score 100 points. I am com...
The home foreclosure front received some good news this morning as the sector digs out of a big hole left by the Great Recession. CoreLogic reported that completed foreclosures fell by 30% from October 2012 (68,000) to October 2013 (48,000). In addition, 791,000 residential properties returned to...
I have a great tip that I want to share with you today, one that is sure to give you the knowledge you need in order to develop a high quality credit profile, with excellent credit scores! I often find there is a misconception when it comes to the mix of credit that is needed in order to generate...
The Mortgage Bankers Association reported today that its Market Composite Index, a measure of loan application volume, increased by 1% in the latest week, after the steep drop in the previous week. The refinance index increased by 2%, while the purchase index saw a 1% increase. Lawmakers on Capit...
Three Steps to SuccessLast week our Friday tip was about goals.  Because goals and personal challenges are so important in building a business, we are again focusing on goals.  We hope you find this information helpful for your business. Brett Figueroa is a personal success coach who worked unde...

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